Main definitions of vuln in English

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vuln1

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Heraldry
  • Wound.

    • ‘A stag standing vulned in the back with an arrow proper.’
    • ‘A dragon and on its back a pelican vulning herself all Proper.’

Origin

Late 16th century: formed irregularly from Latin vulnerare to wound.

Pronunciation:

vuln

/vəln/

Main definitions of vuln in English

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vuln2

noun

  • A vulnerability, especially one associated with computer security.

    ‘the total of 10 vulns discovered are described as highly critical’
    • ‘The vulns were discovered nine months ago, after all.’
    • ‘The total of 10 vulns discovered are described by security firm Secunia as ‘highly critical’ - and with good reason.’
    • ‘There are of course already tools in the public domain that take advantage of known vulns in the PJL implementation but Al has written a tool that takes these already understood issues to the next level.’
    • ‘Redmond defines critical security vulns as those which might be exploited remotely and without any interaction by end users.’
    • ‘US CERT has produced a useful overview of these various security vulns here.’
    • ‘This month's updates cover the aforementioned set of seven flaws in Internet Explorer, described by Secunia as extremely critical, as well as four Windows client vulns.’
    • ‘Thomas Kristensen, CTO of security Web site Secunia, told The Register that the five distinct vulns could used in combination to install executables (viruses, Trojans and porn diallers).’
    • ‘Microsoft issued protection against the vuln in October 2000.’
    • ‘New IE vulns are probably the biggest problem and cover flaws in the processing of PNG graphics files and XML redirects.’
    • ‘One of the vulns, a security zone restriction error, can bypass a security feature in Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Secunia reports.’
    • ‘Of the 13 vulns affecting IE in 2H04, nine were classified as ‘high severity’.’
    • ‘The networking giant says the vuln is yet to be maliciously exploited, to the best of its knowledge.’
    • ‘There is a potentially troublesome denial of service risk linked to a vuln in the Linux 2.4 kernel, concerning the cacheing of routing information.’
    • ‘Through this vuln an attacker who is able to compromise a CVS server can contaminate source-code repositories with Trojan code.’
    • ‘A brace of Microsoft security vulns pose risks for both home users and corporates.’
    • ‘In tests performed on corporate sites between the start of February and May 20, NTA Monitor found the vuln present in 58 per cent of sites using this software - more than six months after the flaw was widely reported.’
    • ‘However the vuln is also difficult to exploit, hence Microsoft's designation of the problem as ‘important’ - and not critical.’
    • ‘ZoneLabs points out that the bug was only tested on version 3.1 of ZoneAlarm; but in principle even this is subject to the same vuln.’
    • ‘Next up, there's a moderate vuln in Microsoft MSN Messenger.’
    • ‘The second buffer overflow vuln exists in the bulk insert procedure, which allows data files to be copied into a table.’

Pronunciation:

vuln

/vəln/